The Valley is home to various suburban master planned communities that include extensive recreational amenities such as lakes, golf courses, parks, bike paths and jogging trails. Planned communities in the valley include Aliante, Anthem, Cadence, Centennial Hills, Green Valley, Inspirada, Lake Las Vegas, The Lakes, Mountain's Edge, Peccole Ranch, Providence, Rhodes Ranch, Seven Hills, Skye Canyon, Southern Highlands, and Summerlin.
Traditionally, housing consisted primarily of single-family detached homes. Slab-on-grade foundations are the common base for residential buildings in the valley. Apartments generally were two-story buildings. Until the 1990s, there were exceptions, but they were few and far between. In the 1990s, Turnberry Associates constructed the first high rise condominium towers. Prior to this, there were only a handful of mid-rise multi-family buildings. By the mid-2000s, there was a major move into high rise condominiums towers, which affected the region's skyline around the Strip.
The excitement does not end with casinos and shows; there is a lot to do in Vegas. There's adventure around every corner, from cable cars and zoos to aquariums and galleries. It's no surprise that people from all over the world plan a yearly trip to Vegas. You can pump up the adrenaline with machine gun ranges or ride the High Roller, the world's largest observation wheel. See the playful side of dolphins at The Mirage's Dolphin Habitat or Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef for a peaceful interlude.
Want to learn about the culture and history of this unique city in a fun and unusual way? Visit the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, the Mob Museum, and a local favorite, the Neon Museum, to see vintage neon signs restored to their former glory. Take full advantage of everything this city has to offer to make the most of your trip and tap into the excitement of Las Vegas attractions.